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Emma Viskic


Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the year in 2015.

Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the character of Caleb Zelic in Resurrection Bay.

Also a classical clarinettist, Emma's musical career has ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to busking in the London Underground.

Genres: Mystery
Caleb Zelic
   1. Resurrection Bay (2017)
   2. And Fire Came Down (2018)
   3. Darkness for Light (2020)
   4. Those Who Perish (2022)
Emma Viskic recommends
After You Were Gone (2022)
Vikki Wakefield
"Elegantly written and utterly chilling. A dark and twisting novel of psychological suspense that will have you turning pages and checking your locks."
The Stoning (2021)
(Detective Sergeant George Manolis, book 1)
Peter Papathanasiou
"The Stoning is a police-procedural with a difference; a gritty, menacing novel with a terrific sense of place. A highly relevant examination of prejudice and racism in an outback town. Detective Sergeant George Manolis is a great new addition to the Australian crime scene."
Shore Leave (2020)
(Frank Swann, book 4)
David Whish-Wilson
"A gritty and insightful story of greed, family and revenge from a master of hard-boiled crime."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Emma Viskic
Dark Deeds Down Under 2 (2024)
(Dark Deeds Down Under, book 2)
edited by
Craig Sisterson
Deadlier (2017)
100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
edited by
Sophie Hannah

Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2018) : Resurrection Bay
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2019) : Resurrection Bay

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